Effective next year (2020) recreational anglers not fishing aboard for-hire vessels will be
required to use inline circle hooks when fishing for striped bass in Massachusetts with whole or cut natural baits.
Since inline circle hooks will soon be required by law, I figured now would be a great time to start talking about my #1 most favorite type of circle.
Without a doubt my favorite type of circle hooks are Trokar in-line circles. Over the past several years I've experimented with several different styles of circle hooks, with the Trokar in-line circle performing the best.
So far this June my crew members and I have caught and released more than 20 bass using size 5/0 and size 6/0 Trokar circle hooks, and I'm happy to say that we have not hooked a single fish deep!
The hook is almost always in the striper's lip or corner of the jaw, making for a quick and healthy release.
Fishing Live Mackerel With Trokar Circle Hooks
Today I have a new video all about fishing live mackerel using Trokar inline circle hooks.
This video was filmed during this memorable trip which occurred back on June 1st onboard my boat.
Topics covered in the following video include:
Equipment used in the video include:
If you are not a member of My Fishing Cape Cod, then you can still watch a preview of the video by clicking play below.
(or click here to learn more about membership benefits)
Circle Hook Giveaway!
Before I conclude this post, I'd like to give you a quick chance to win a package of size 6/0 Trokar circle hooks.
Simply comment "I'm in!" below to be entered.
On Friday I will randomly select 2 winners out of everyone who leaves a comment. Each winner will receive a package of hooks!
*Please note that only members of My Fishing Cape Cod
are eligible to win this giveaway.*
I hope you have a great start to your week. Good luck if you are able to get out fishing!
Be sure to let us know how things are going by posting in the forum.